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a blessing in disguise

something that seems bad or unlucky at first, but results in something good happening later: Losing that job was a blessing in disguise really.
Translations of “a blessing in disguise”
in Chinese (Traditional) 禍中之福…
in Russian неприятность, обернувшаяся благом…
in Turkish beklenmedik lütuf, nimet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祸中之福…
in Polish błogosławione w skutkach nieszczęście, ≈ wyjść na dobre…
(Definition of a blessing in disguise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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